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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 7, 2012 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I love a good Knockin’.

#1 All Time Knockin’ in my book - 7/6/87 - with the Nevilles

Best Ive ever heard.

F*cking love this show. Jerry was back and playing with purpose….. I had a long talk with an old friend this past summer about this one as he was there. The funny thing was, it wasn’t the Shakedown, or even the whole Neville's chunk - it was the space that freaked him the hell out and he remembered the most....He described it as the this buzzing distortion sounding like bees or bugs or some shit and was really getting to people - and then of course they let the weirdness completely loose and people were getting up and outta there quick-fast and in a hurry......of course until Knockin' came on. Then everyone ran back in and went completely bananas. I could see in his eyes the impression that evening left on him He loved it and remembered it like it was yesterday - even though Space apparently was a real mind Fucker and scared the shit outta him......Love stories like that - Just like the times I thought Space was never gonna end and was getting totally fucking freaked out- and then Jer saved me by stopping it and dropping into something so damn smooth and delicate. It makes that life-saving tune, in this case Knockin', that much better imo.. Check for youself and you tell me:

http://archive.org/details/gd1987-07-06.senn421.zaleski.gems.84623.sbeok.flac16

Those gentile harmonies by The Neville's at the end slay me.

My 2nd place, no contest here - Hell ya it's 9/18/87. PERFECT show closer. I love this booomy new Aud:

http://archive.org/details/gd1987-09-18.nak300.gidley.116004.flac2448

I love a good Knockin’. It's kinda how I remember Jerry.

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Dec 8, 2012 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

definitely 9/18/87 for me.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 7, 2012 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

the best version is JGB 09-16-1989 with Clarence Clemons on sax...clearly the best

however, as the Dead go, love those two 87 versions, and the one from 03-29-90, but something about this 92 version...love Garcia's transparent tone and the plaintive accordion from Hornsby ( an instrument I'm usually not too keen about)

http://archive.org/details/gd92-03-11.sbd.gardner.9398.sbeok.shnf


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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 8, 2012 10:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

As usual you have a great taste in your picks Strato. but check this: http://archive.org/details/gd1990-02-25.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.87786.sbeok.flac16 one is the best I've heard reminds me of those late 70's JGB show versions which for me have always been the top dog stylistically.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 11, 2012 3:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Finally got around to JGB 9/16/89....Great fucking version man, with a bouncier feel. Clarence is a dimension all his own. Whole show is dynamite. Thx for the rec mang..

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 12, 2012 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

yeah, bouncier in a slight reggae bouncy way, could you post the link to the 09-16 show if possible? my copy was digital from years ago and got lost when my old laptop's hard-drive had a stroke...thanks

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 12, 2012 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Strat - This is garageboy's source over at LL which aint too shabby:

http://www.shnflac.net/details.php?id=eb93eb613e0aa2f9a90a6c01c21076bbc168908e

If you arent part of LL I can up it when I get home and link you. Let me know.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 12, 2012 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

thanks, I can't do anything on that site...

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 13, 2012 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

You just want me to rar it in MP3 and link it to ya, or would you prefer flac? I could probably do it tonight when I get home, its no problem.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 13, 2012 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

http://www.thebarnpresents.net/music/jerry/19890916/jgb19890916.zip

I did find this, can't open this on a tablet, will try at work tomorrow, the quality of the sample mp3 of Cats reveals some pretty nice quality..not sure how it compares to your source...thanks

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 13, 2012 5:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Well if not man, try mine. I did it in zip as well. Its my link and it is @320. Clink and your in.

All you need to do is D/L it and unzip it, which any Windows machine will do. Just Rclick and you should have an option to unzip.

https://rapidshare.com/files/3757586782/JGB_9-16-89.zip

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Dec 13, 2012 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

mp3 would be great, thanks for all your help...mp3 probably better to work with on a tablet

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 9, 2012 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

I just grabbed 9/16/89 JGB so ill be back on that one. 3/11 is totally differrent and definately has its own thing goin on with Bruce. Definately dug it. Nice rec. Im such a sucker for an emotional tune.

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Poster: Deadhead225 Date: Dec 8, 2012 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

That was a great show, and there are no tapes that do it justice that I have found. We were 5th row in center until all the chairs got piled up. It was far and away the best show of that tour. I loved seeing shows inside on summer tour, but...

If I had never seen a Knockin' I'd be a better person for it. Saw way too many. Rather see Day Job since it is over quicker, and at least has some sarcasm to fall back on. Just knowing that the Monsters of Rock were doing the same song as the Dead were following them around was nauseating.

No disrespect, just could not handle this cover.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 9, 2012 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Totally understandable. I saw it at Giants and Star Lake in '92(within 5 or 6 shows of each other I think) and people were definately trashing Knockin' at the campground at Star Lake. I know people dont like it.

I was fortunate enough to see this one:

http://archive.org/details/gd1989-04-09.fob.thompson.motb.83523.sbeok.flac16

Just a few months before I went into The Marines. I cannot tell you how many times in bootcamp I laid there remembering this, exactly how I saw it, when I could not sleep. Its such a great memory for me - hence the love. Touring before going into the service made many of those tough days very bearible. I still had not even processed all craziness of spring and summer of '89 by the time I was at Parris Island.....So this one would probably be my third choice for sure for obvious reasons.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 9, 2012 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Not as good as 7/21/76 can't find stream or torrent,but similar in style.Starts at about 107:00,nice solo at 113:15.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV1_mLM4fT0

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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 10, 2012 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

Dude I was there too and the people and staff and whole scene outside was awesome but that was one f'ed up show inside I thought. We all called it the brown acid show. So many freak outs and the band trying to get there but not quite making it till the end. Even for what I would have called a low show the lack of venue hassle during the the whole thing still made it a really good time.
BTW the Knockin does! rock at this show.

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Poster: Skobud Date: Dec 11, 2012 9:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

That makes perfect sense. When I say my buddy remembered space, you shoulda seen his eyes talking about it....This was July I talked to him about it, which makes it 25 years since. Dude acted like it still freaked him out kinda just talking about it. This aint no rookie either, he started touring in the early 80's before my day. He obviously lost his marbles that night, and many of us have been there.

Im guessing it might have been an actual double dipper or soakers. At least 100-150 mic's. Shit that heavy can spook even the most seasoned travelers. Too much Too fast.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Dec 8, 2012 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

I was at this show too and remember the Shakedown really getting into a funky jam. Neville's had the whole place dancing and laughing with Banana
Boat. The Knocking was soothing and a special surprise out of space.

Also if I remember correctly, this was the day In the Dark was officially released. In classic GD form, they didn't do one cut from the album.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Dec 8, 2012 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

You love a good knockin'? So does this guy:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/05/15700788-judges-unusual-order-to-man-with-nine-kids-stop-procreating

When I first saw the headline, I thought it might be about Antonio Cromarte, but then Google told me Cromarte's got 12 kids.


Anyway, I never heard that 7/6/87 show before. Excellent Knockin' indeed. This show sounds really good from what I've heard so far. Nice AUD too.

Not to knock your Knockin', but you really should check out this JGB version:
https://soundcloud.com/rdenirojb87/knockin-on-heavens-door

And also 3/7/82, also JGB, and one of my favorite shows ever.

Those are the 2 best versions I've ever heard. I really like the one strat mentioned with Clarence Clemons as well, however they don't compare to the other two I mentioned.

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Dec 7, 2012 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I love a good Knockin’.

The 9/18/87 was the best one I ever saw.